Plymouth celebrates 150th anniversary with a raffle

July 19, 2017 by  

In honor of its 150th anniversary, the city of Plymouth has a number of events and celebrations planned.

Its biggest celebration is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 26, at the Plymouth Historical Museum. The party will include food, drinks, an exhibition, and a raffle. The grand prize in the raffle a diamond necklace worth $10,000.

Dearborn Jewelers of Plymouth designed and created the necklace and donated it to the historical museum. The owner of the jewelry store, Teri Allen, donated it. She and her family first moved the store to Plymouth 15 years ago, after more than 50 years in business in Dearborn. Speaking to Hometown Life, Allen stated that the donation was a chance to celebrate the local community, explaining:

“I feel that this community, when we came, embraced us.”

Allen and her employees spent a considerable amount of time coming up with the design for the necklace. They looked at designs from the time of the city’s founding to see what was trending, taking inspiration from contemporary graphic design in the form of the city’s logo, which was created by Brett Wilson and the firm Creativibe.

After more than a month of back and forth and 20 different drafts, the final necklace features 150 diamonds.

Raffle tickets are included in the price of admission to the 150th anniversary celebration, which will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25.